Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Medford, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 28      Population: 216,527

The 2014 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 162  166  140  85  48  13  101.75 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  81  34  53  28  19  103.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 148  160  163  134  80  18  101.41 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 121  133  71  24  38  39  101.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 71  121  147  13  43  106  9972.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 31  12  15  66  43  117  99.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 58  45  72  151  89  180  74.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 18  11  17  23  26  36  0.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  10  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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